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2017-2018 Summer Welcome Packet

posted Aug 2, 2017, 11:52 AM by Michael Lepene

Frances C. Richmond School
63 Lyme Road Hanover, NH  03755
Michael Lepene, Principal Amanda Yates, Associate Principal

August 2, 2017

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians:

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at the Richmond Middle School! We hope that you have had a wonderful summer full of time relaxing with friends and family. RMS has been extremely busy this summer hosting the Prouty and Hanover Recreation summer programs, cleaning and maintenance, ongoing teacher and staff meetings and a variety of professional development activities. While the school has been busy, we always look forward to our building being full of staff and students on the first day of school. We hope that you are excited about the new year and are ready to make this the best possible year it can be.

Richmond Middle School students distinguish themselves in our classrooms, school events, extra-curricular activities, the community, and in supporting and encouraging one another. We offer a rigorous, diverse, and carefully designed and delivered educational program whose intent is to guide each student on their path to becoming confident independent learners. Further, we emphasize real-world connections and an interdisciplinary approach to learning that is based on the skills of communication, collaboration, and creativity.

We encourage you to get to know our teachers, counselors, staff, and administrators. We are all committed to assisting each student on their path to success and growth during their time at RMS. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We value and appreciate the input, conversation, and collaboration as we all work to make the Richmond Middle School the very best school it can be. To that end we would encourage you to visit our web page often as we aim to provide dynamic content and resources as well as highlights of activities and events through our calendars, Twitter (@RMSHanover), newsletters, and web resources.

You can find a complete list of our staff and teaching assignments on our web page.

On Monday, August 28, from 3:00-4:30 p.m., we invite students new to the district (students who were not at either the Ray School or Marion Cross School last year) for an orientation hosted by our Guidance Counselors, John Lacrosse and Elizabeth Powers. Following that program, we will offer an opportunity for any student who would like a “refresher” tour of the building to gather informally at 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium with tours led by our student leadership group. School officially starts at 7:55 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30.

Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas as we all work to make Richmond Middle School an outstanding middle school program and experience for each student.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Michael Lepene, Principal and Amanda Yates, Associate Principal

The majority of our summer mailing is electronic. We will also send home some paper forms on the first day of school. Below you will find directions for how to access your student’s schedule through the PowerSchool portal, supplies lists, a Note from the Office from Deb Movizzo, and additional information from the school and SAU.

Linked in this letter:

1. Student Schedule (Draft) (New Students will receive Powerschool login info via US Mail)

Login to student PowerSchool account and click on MySchedule in the left hand column.

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You can then view schedule through Week View or Matrix View

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If you have any difficulty accessing your student schedule please email RMS Tech:

2. Supplies Lists: 6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade

3. Notes from the Office from Deb Movizzo

4. 2017-2018 Calendar

5. Information about Mealtime for students new to RMS

This is our computerized check-out system for the cafeteria. Account information will be sent home with students on the first day of school. Prior to this, if you wish to add money to your student’s account for cafeteria expenses, please fill out the form and return it, with your check made payable to Dresden School District - RMS Cafe, to the main office before August 25, so that we can have the accounts up to date for the first day of school. Students who attended RMS last year can continue to add money through their existing accounts.

6. RMS Handbook: The RMS handbook can be found here or on our web page. We encourage all students and their families to review this information. 

7. Free Lunch: Click here to view the free lunch criteria and application process. Please call the office if you have any questions regarding this program. Paper applications are available in the main office.

8. (8th grade only) 1-1 iPad program information

*Please note that we will be sending home with students during the first week of school a packet that includes other important forms or information for students and parents.

*Save the Date: RMS First Lego League Robotics has an informational meeting for parents and students on Tuesday, August 29, from 5:30-6:15 PM in the RMS Media Center. The RMS Robotics enrichment opportunity is a first semester, after-school program that builds upon student interest in research, programming, designing, cooperative work and oral presentation. If your daughter or son would like to participate, please email to let us know that you will be attending the informational meeting.

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